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PerioPredict® Genetic Risk Test Incorporated into Freedom Dental Plan

27-04-2016

Delivers additional access to fully covered preventative care for patients at increased risk for periodontal disease identified through PerioPredict.   Interleukin Genetics, Inc. a life sciences company focused on developing and marketing proprietary genetic tests for chronic diseases and health-related conditions, announced that it has …

Penn Dental to Present Introduction to Dental Medicine MOOC

27-04-2016

Philadelphia, USA – The mouth is the window into human health and through Penn Dental Medicine’s upcoming MOOC (massive open online course), Introduction to Dental Medicine, participants will be able to understand more fully the ways in which the oral cavity functions and what effect that has on the rest of the body. The course is …

Revolutionary Bone Graft Cement FDA & CE Approved: 4MATRIX

26-04-2016

Advanced composition, simplicity and ease of use: These terms best describe the new 4MATRIX Bone Graft solution delivered by MIS Implants Technologies Ltd.   Composed of pure biphasic calcium sulphate & hydroxyapatite and characterised by a pre-determined setting time and resorption rate, 4MATRIX is the preferred augmentation product …

Oral Health Important in Head and Neck Cancer

26-04-2016

For cancer survivor Pam Hofmann, good oral health meant she could start her treatment on a positive note.     School of Dentistry patient Pam Hofmann (middle) with her oral health care team, Arlynn Brodie (left) and Tom Stevenson (right). In 2001, Pam Hofmann found a lump on the side of her neck. It was about the size of a loonie, …

Dentists’ Conference to Discuss Sugar Tax

26-04-2016

The Irish Dental Association will discuss the possibility of a sugar tax being introduced in Ireland at their annual conference in Galway. In the UK, British Chancellor George Osborne recently announced plans to introduce a sugar tax on producers of sugar-added soft drinks over the next two years. However, the Irish Dental Association has stated …

Sleep Disorders among UAE Kids an Emerging Issue

26-04-2016

Lack or delay in treatment can hamper a child’s growth and affect behaviour, school readiness, attention, concentration, as well as academic performance. In an attempt to bring about awareness on sleep apnoea, craniofacial pain (TMD), primary headache (migraine) and sleep disorders amongst children, The London Sleep Centre in Dubai voiced …

Irish Dentists: Sugar Tax “Not a Silver Bullet”

26-04-2016

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has warned that the introduction of a sugar tax “will not provide a miraculous quick-fix solution” to high levels of tooth decay among children. The IDA issued the warning at its annual conference. It stressed that achieving a reduction in levels of tooth decay requires a multifaceted approach. The …